Friday, May 4, 2018
The weekend is here. How will you make your weekend productive and purposeful? Also, if you’re a parent or caregiver for a diabetic child, check out my facebook page, Diabetic Parenting. I assist those who are caring for diabetic children based on the insight I gained raising my own.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
We are heading into the final couple of weeks of school. How are you doing finishing up your work? Are you hitting it hard for a good finish? Or are you barely passing by doing just what is required for the rest of the year??? Hang tough my peeps. You’re almost there! Finish well and be proud of your accomplishments.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Very few people describe the journey of diabetes for the parent. It is usually surrounding the child with the diabetes. I would argue though that diabetes doesn’t just join the child, it joins the entire family as a new member. For at least the first few years after diagnosis, it pretty much dictates the flow of family activities, much like a new born baby, until regulation is acheived within reason. Sleeping through the night without a feeding, sleeping through the night without a high number, sleeping through the night without a mishap becomes like the baby sleeping through the night. You wake up and wonder, did I get up last night? Laughing but true, love the baby and it will love you back. Welcome your new family member. #diabetes #diabeticparenting
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Shortly after my daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes, I found myself scared to death for anyone to think I couldn’t handle taking care of my daughter’s needs. It was scary enough thinking that I had this huge medical responsibility along with raising her, and then to be fearful someone would question if I were competent to do the job was at times too overwhelming. I mean when your child is healthy normally you go through struggles and thoughts of, “Can I really do this?”, “Am I really qualified to be a parent?” Seriously, I really could have used some support and understanding during that time. Even if it was just hey, I’m there with ya and you’re gonna make it through the day today and that’s all that matters right now. Truly, when you’re having “bad number days” and you’re trying to get things under control again, today really is all that matters. I want to be a support for parents of diabetic children. The time they are at home with you is crucial. It’s when they learn how far they can push this health issue along with how far they can push you as well. After all they’re still just kids. Join me as I create a community of support and confidentiality to share thoughts and be coached so no one is alone with this new family member called diabetes. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive some free helpful information and support. Let’s do this together!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
This morning I have been pondering over the day our daughter was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. It was the most horrible day the two of us have shared in this life. Remembering the Doctors saying, "IF, your daughter lives through the night she will live with Diabetes for the rest of her life." The words no parent wants to hear about their 8 yr old. That night for us has been almost 18 years ago now. She is now grown and married. The experiences we shared through those years were ones of tears, heart breaks, growth, joy, and love. Sounds like a normal child's growing up right? Well, yes, we did the best we could to create a "normal" life for her and us as possible. Needless to say, here we are today. Today brings a desire and passion for me to share our experience and help you through your experience of parenting your diabetic child. Support is only an email away. Let me help and support you through your walk of diabetes. Email me at email@example.com to receive a free PDF on Diabetic Parenting. Let's do this TOGETHER, because you don't have to do it alone. Ms Wiggy